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The Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN) is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and generates over 98,000 credit hours and 203,000 (Modified) weighted student credit hours each year.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, HLKN is currently home to over 3,000 undergraduate students, 246 master’s students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members, 32 staff members and 90 funded graduate assistants.

Divisions of Health & Kinesiology

The department is comprised of four divisions: Health EducationKinesiologySport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program. Each division offers various degrees and outreach programs promoting continuing education for students and the community.

Division of Health Education

Prepares students to help people improve their health, and thereby the quality of life, through effective health education, powerful networking, strong leadership, meaningful research and selfless service to others.

Division of Kinesiology

We give students access and appreciation for all things kinesiology, emphasizing the biological basis to exercise and movement.

Division of Sport Management

The Sport Management Program is one of the top 5 programs in the country.

Division of Physical Education Activity Program

PEAP offers health and fitness activity classes to every Texas A&M student.

Former Student Highlight


During her time as a Group Fitness Instructor at Texas A&M Rec Sports, she was presented with the opportunity to instruct WELLNESS WORKS! fitness sessions to faculty and staff at Texas A&M. She went on to complete her graduate internship with WELLNESS WORKS! before being named Employee Wellness Coordinator in 2017.

Watch Her Story


Chandler Stout ’15 discusses her experience as a Sports Management Major at the College of Education and Human Development. Chandler has been heavily involved in student organizations such as Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Freshman Leaders in Progress, Conference on Student Government Association Committee, Big Event, Relay for Life-Aggieland and Fish Camp.

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Health & Kinesiology



At Texas A&M University, we want our to students understand that receiving an education means they commit not only to learning while in Aggieland, but learning for a lifetime and preparing to assume roles in responsible leadership and service to society.

The Texas A&M Provost describes the Aggies Commit initiative as follows:

Given our rapidly changing world, students will need to learn continually throughout their lifetime, integrating new ideas and information with what they already know. We have developed our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) with the theme Aggies Commit to Learning for a Lifetime. It asks our students to make a commitment to purposefully engage in high-impact learning experiences and thoughtfully reflect on their learning experiences in order to develop the habits and skills for integrative and lifelong learning. It calls for our institution to create a culture with opportunities and support for stu­dent engagement and reflection.  Texas A&M University. 2012. Aggies Commit to Learning for a Lifetime:  A Quality Enhancement Plan.
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In the Department of Health & Kinesiology, Aggies Commit extends to three factors of a healthy experience outside of the classroom:

  • Lifetime Activity
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Lifetime Wellness

The commitment starts with our minds and extends to our bodies. And a healthy body makes for a healthy mind and life.

Aggies Commit in HLKN is headed by the work in our Physical Education Activity Program.

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